The eighth masterclass is coming up, 10 years of cooperation with Harmonia Kobe!
Since 2013, Harmonia Kobe has been the exclusive host of Maestro Frischenschlager’s masterclasses in Japan.
The legendary master, who in his long career has nurtured countless talents and brought them to world prominence as soloists, concertmasters, members of important chamber groups and prestigious orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic.
Take advantage of this opportunity to experience his invaluable teaching, which draws directly from the very roots of the European and Viennese tradition.


Subject :
Instrument :
Lecturer :
Prof. Michael Frischenschlager
[Emeritus Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna]
Dates :
7 – 17 April 2023 [Please enquire for detailed scheduling]
Frequency :
Several options available (from single to multiple lessons plan).
Please enquire for details
Place :
Harmonia KOBE Rokkosan Forest Studio
[〒657-0101 兵庫県神戸市灘区六甲山町南六甲1034番134]
Tuition Fee :
Please enquire for details
Auditors Fee :
1,500 Yen [Limited seats availability, please inquire if interested]



Biography :

Michael Frischenschlager

Soloist, chamber musician and violin pedagogue from Salzburg, Michael Frischenschlager is descended from a well-known musical family with a long tradition. He studied violin, conducting and musicology at the academies and
universities of Salzburg, Cologne, Vienna and Rome. His violin teachers were Theodor Müller, Andrè Gertler, Franz Samohyl and Yehudi Menuhin.
After several years of orchestral experience at the highest artistic level (Vienna Soloists, Vienna Philharmonic), he began a period of intensive, exclusive concert activity as a soloist and chamber musician, with concerts in almost all European countries, in North America and in Asia.
In 1971 he began teaching at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, and many of his students have become winners of national and international competitions, successful soloists, chamber musicians and members of important orchestras in Austria, Europe and Asia.
In 1984 he was elected Head of the String Department, in 1989 Vice Rector and from 1992 to 1996 Rector of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He is in demand worldwide as a jury member for many renowned violin and chamber music competitions, and as a teacher he has a very busy schedule of master classes at renowned universities and academies.
Since 1989 he has been President of the International Fritz Kreisler Competition in Vienna.
In 1991 he founded the International Summer Academy Prague-Vienna-Budapest of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and has been its director for 14 years.
For many years he has been President of the European String Teachers Association in Austria (ESTA) and Committee Member and Vice President of the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC).